• English I-10100V

    This course is required for graduation. It is the first step in an integrated sequence of instruction in the language arts state standards. Thematic units introduce students to the foundational process skills and knowledge necessary to meet District and State graduation requirements in Language Arts. A variety of short selections, both expressive-descriptive and informative-expository, will be analyzed. The research process and the formal essay will be introduced.

    Prerequisites: Meets eligibility
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • English II-10200V

    This course is required for graduation. It is the second step in an integrated sequence of instruction in the language arts state standards. Thematic units continue instruction in the process skills and knowledge necessary to meet District and State graduation requirements in Language Arts. A variety of selections, both expressive-descriptive and informative-expository will be analyzed. Writing assignments will emphasize using the writing process to develop and support a thesis through persuasive writing techniques.

    Prerequisites: 60% or higher required in English I
    Credits: 1 academic credit

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  • English II H-10240V

    This course fulfills regular English II graduation requirements. It includes the required reading, writing, speaking, and listening state standards as described in English II with special emphasis given to analysis of world literature, formal essay writing, and the research process. Independent reading and writing will be required. Students who earn below 70% will not be eligible to take the next level honors course.

    Prerequisities:  70% or higher required in English I H or equivalent
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • English III-10300V

    This course is required for graduation. It is the third step in an integrated sequence of instruction in the language arts, state standards. Thematic units provide an overview of the American literary tradition, and continue instruction in the process skills and knowledge necessary to District and State graduation requirements in Language Arts. Literary analysis and the cause-effect essay will be stressed.

    Prerequisites:  60% or higher required in English II
    Credits: 1 academic credit

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  • English III H-10340V

    This is an advanced course, which fulfills the English III graduation requirement. The standard English III literature and reading, writing, speaking, and listening components as described in English III will be completed in a more intensive manner. In addition, emphasis will be placed on rhetorical analysis and research writing. Independent reading and writing will be required. Students who earn below 70% will not be eligible to take the next level honors course. NOTE: English III H may be taken as a part of the American Literature/American History integrated course or as a separate course. Students must qualify to be placed in either the English III H or the American Literature/American History offering.

    Prerequisites:  70% or higher required in English II H or equivalent
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • English IV-10400V

    This course fulfills the fourth year English requirement for graduation. Independent reading, writing, and research will be required and parallel the university academic experience. Multi-genre, thematic units sample the reading, writing and critical thinking skills encountered in introductory college-level classes and meets District and State graduation requirements. Successful completion of this course ensures that students will be prepared for many post-secondary learning opportunities including advanced technical schools, community colleges, and public and private universities. Dual credit may be obtained for this course at high schools offering this option.

    Prerequisites:  60% or higher in English III or English III H
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • College Prep English H-10440V

    This course fulfills the fourth year English requirement for graduation. Independent reading, writing, and research will be required and parallel the university academic experience. Multi-genre, thematic units sample the reading, writing and critical thinking skills encountered in introductory college-level classes and meets District and State graduation requirements. Successful completion of this course ensures that students will be prepared for many post-secondary learning opportunities including advanced technical schools, community colleges, and public and private universities. Dual credit may be obtained for this course at high schools offering this option.

    Prerequisites:  70% or higher required in English III H or 90% or higher in English III
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • AP Composition & Lit H-10460V

    Fulfilling the fourth year English graduation requirement, this course is literature-based and includes the critical analysis of sophisticated text and extensive practice in "writing-on-demand" to improve the clarity and depth of thought required for many university majors. To parallel the university academic experience, discussion, written critical analysis, independent reading and research are required as well. Successful completion of this course ensures that students will be prepared for all post-secondary learning opportunities, especially public and private universities. This course meets the graduation requirement for English IV. After completing this course, students will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement exam. Dual credit may be obtained for this program at high schools offering this option.

    Prerequisites:  Students should plan to take the AP test (fee). Most colleges and universities accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both.
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • Creative Writing-10500V

    Creative Writing is a rigorous elective course for students interested in improving their use of multi-sensory imagery, figurative language, and other literary devices in order to forge a personal voice or style in their own imaginative, personal written expression. Students will write, revise and present a variety of original written works. Additionally, students will focus on working individually and collaboratively to revise and polish their original work in preparation for presentation and publication (e.g., literary magazine, student anthology, public reading, children's books, etc.) This course may be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites:  70% or higher required in English I
    Credits:  0.5 elective credit

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